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Jack Skinner

Beacon Correspondent

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Students stand with college employees in call to unionize

Members of Progressives and Radicals in Defense of Employees, or P.R.I.D.E., the student worker solidarity group at the college, stood alongside Emerson staff to rally for the union organizing process outside the Ansin Building Wednesday afternoon.

Elma Lewis director candidate and Emerson alum visits campus

A second candidate for the Elma Lewis Center Executive Director position held an open forum presentation where she discussed her prior experience and her focus on civic engagement.

Candidate for Elma Lewis Center visits campus

The search committee for the position of Executive Director of the Elma Lewis Center held a candidate open forum on Monday.

Sodexo food workers receive union benefits

Since Sodexo food service workers finished negotiating terms for their first union contract on April 29, the employees have been granted wage raises and better benefits.

Violent crimes take place near Emerson campus

After an unrelated stabbing and a robbery took place near the Emerson campus on Sept. 3, the Emerson College Police Department sent out multiple campus-wide email alerts notifying the Emerson community of both events.

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In passionate rally, students demand cultural competency training

Several hundred students demanded campuswide cultural competency and sensitivity classes in an impassioned rally that culminated in a faculty meeting at the Bill Bordy Theater.

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Food service workers negotiate for first union contract

Emerson food service workers, as part of a union established last year, are bargaining for their first union contract.

Institute panel discusses ISIS ideology

Two professors aimed to help students better understand the rapid ascendance of ISIS since last summer and to clear up the misconceptions that many still have about the group.

Pelton presents award to local leaders

President M. Lee Pelton presented the college’s inaugural President’s Award for Civic Leadership to pastors Dr. Gloria White-Hammond and Ray Hammond at a Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Leaders Breakfast event in the Bill Bordy Theater on Feb. 4.